May 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 1 st May 2019, the anti-aircraft frigate (FAA) Jean Bart sailed from Marseilles and joined the escort of the US aircraft carrier battle group of the USS John C. Stennis . This escort started as soon as they left the Mediterranean theater and continued to the Straits of Gibraltar.
Last month, the carrier group had already been joined by a French ship. Between the Suez Canal and Marseille, it was the Frigate Multi-mission (FREMM) Languedoc that had been integrated into his escort from 19 to 26 April.
The integration of Navy vessels into a Carrier strike group demonstrates the high level of interoperability and mutual understanding between these two navies. Thus, after being escorted and protected against possible submarine threats in the central Mediterranean by a multi-mission frigate, it is in the air protection that Jean Bart played his role in favor of this American aircraft carrier on the beginning of his transit back to the United States.